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who is determined to run a campaign. i do not mind contrasts. these are issued based, public policy differences about things like liberal judges versus conservative judges. i am not going to attack him personally or lie about him. if that is the price of being president, i do not want it. it will not fix anything in washington. [applause] way back there. he is coming to you. >> what would you do with the consumer protection agency if he were elected? -- you were elected? >> i would either overhaul it or get rid of it. if you watch the way it works right now, there are more the bureaucratic protection agency
than they are the consumer protection agency. the increase your cost. there are things you wanted to check on. if you have a product that is defective and you have this common you want to have some place that is looking at this. you have a product that might become flammable. you want to look at that. if you look at the steps they get into, it is absurd. i would review every agency. all of the bureaucracies are run amok. the pentagon, too. i am a hawk but i am a cheap hawk. i do not see any reason to accept waste in uniform than i should except waste in the civilian side. i very strongly favor strong america now. there is a gentle man here.
he is coming to you right the second. >> my name is fiona. when you are president, what were your policy be toward china? -- what will your policy be toward china? >> to be as close to the chinese people as possible and as direct to the chinese dictatorship as possible and to make a distinction between the two. it is a dictatorship. at times it is overly aggressive. i would want to rebuild the american economy and manufacturing. out what to balance the budget and pay off the debt. i would want an american military that is recapitalized so the chinese government would have no illusions about to the dietary military power was. i would try to be as friendly and as open as possible. [applause] now over here.
>> it is an honor to have you here. i in 22 years old. i am curious what hope you can give american in these dire times. the principle of rome was not built in a day. the problems will not be solved by one administration. i know many people are on their way out. it may be 10 years, but a lot of these people will have passed away. i say that respectively. [laughter] >> that is certainly a level of optimism we have not had all day. can i suggest an ability to revise and extend his remarks to move forward? it is going to get worse.
believe me. >> i'm not looking to defend myself. i am serious. in my age bracket, they say politics is something for old people. it seems like a lot of the issues are catered for them. what hope do i have as a hard- working and individual? what changes would you accomplish in washington that's what can be done in eight years that will affect the life i have yet to live the you have already lived? [laughter] [applause] >> no. moments in this business where i am left speechless. let me suggest to you that if we had this meeting in 1859, a
person might have asked that question and would not have occurred to them that in two years they would be voluntarily for the urging of volunteering for the -- that they would be volunteering for the confederate army. if we had this in 1939, it would not have occurred to them that there was a world war on the edge and that it would change their life forever. i will give you a couple of small examples. i have a very deep fundamental disagreements with congressmen ron paul about the threat of a nuclear and ron -- iran. your friends may think that is an all persons concerned, but i suggest you look at the impact of a nuclear weapon going off in boston.
you ask yourself how many of your friends might have moved to the boston area and be within the fallout range depending on which way the wind is blowing? would that be of concern or should we all the stupid until s?ter it happened staci if the street gets blocked, oil will jump about $200 a barrel. why did and young people demand that their government to adopt an american energy policy so we have large reserves that we could whether the iranians being stupid without going into a depression? look at the young people that have built up student loans because they were suckered in by their government to borrow money as if they did not have to pay back.
they tip your glasses. they did not work to pay for anything. -- they continued to stay classis. they did not work to pay for anything. they're now living with their parents. obama is allowing their parents to keep them on their interest until they are 26. the conservative government would have said with a better to get a job so you figure out insurance? would it to about from your parents -- wouldn't you like to move out from your parents? maybe we should have a work study program so people do not get into the habit of borrowing money they cannot repay. these issues are directly relevant to your generation. one more. this guy right here. >> good evening. it is a real pleasure to have you here.
>> are you going to suggest anything about how soon we are passing away? >> [inaudible] like i'm not sure i can take two in a row. >> in terms of national security, i performs in a club in fort lauderdale, florida at one time. a good friend of mine performing there with us, every time he went by a particular fellow that was sitting up front, he said "that guy there, i get such a feeling of evil abotut him." about for five weeks later we saw him up on the television.
this fellow felt the evil. there are people out there in our general area. we don't know who they are. we have to keep our guard up. thank god for people like you that are going to support us. i do have a question. what would be your stand as far as our role in in the un? there has been a lot of discussion about reducing our role. >> i cochaired with the center george mitchell. we reviewed it intensely. it is amazingly bureaucratic. it is very correct. the assembly is dominated by tiny dictatorships. we tolerate it it. if i were to become your
president, every ambassador will have as one of their top three or four items getting the vote of the country they are assigned to. we will start developing a relationship of on democracies to have an alternative system. i will cut out a substantial amount of american money. it is such a corrupt system. it is important for us to understand how much it is a vehicle of anti-america and anti-israeli propaganda. we do not need to tolerate it. there are 2300 counties. you could suggest the odd to get a vote because they mostly have larger populations. we currently have the united states outvoted by fiji. what it leads to is that the
most cynical nation's absolutely operate with no moral compass. this is a very serious problem. you have to take it seriously. i am for very aggressively taking on the system corruption and the anti-american ideology and insisting on deep comprehensive change. one of the hardest jobs i will nominate is an ambassador to the un who will find themselves engaged in constant conflict, forcing the system to change in taking it head on. it is a very important topic. i am thrilled you are here. i want to ask you to vote on tuesday for me. i want to ask you to talk your friends and neighbors. i think we could have a surprisingly good results by tuesday. when you see the gap between the values of a reagan conservatorship, there is a real
this was so instrumental in me going back to school. i am right now working on going to clinical psychology. >> that is wonderful. veert started to be yea course. i went into a restaurant. there were one dozen people. there were all learning and going on line. i have one specific request for you. psychological association covers internships and practicums for everybody in country. they limit it to people who go to accredited schools.
all the universities are on line. the only reasons why they will not approve it is because it is an online school. if you are president, were from the top down and try to change that. -- work from the top down and try to change that. >> thank you. >> i love your top. i loved your message. >> we wanted to get a picture with you. i know you have to be very tired. thank you. you've got my health. >> thank you. good luck. i am very much for its.
>> thank you. what do you want to do about the nasa program? >> i want to liberated from the iraq busy -- from the bureaucracy. is a very experimental and exciting program. >> thank you. >> she is one of 63 kids here. she is at present to be an astronaut. -- she had is the aspiration to be an astronaut. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. here ago.
president. we gave it a higher time. come on over. good luck. >> god bless you. i'm going to commit. we love to come to the white house. we are each change the vote to vote for you. why is it that whenever anyone talks about the immigration issue, why do they seem so against the concept of building a wall? >> i do not know. i am willing to. >> i've been to the great wall of china three times. it impressed me as effective.
obamacare. what is your alternative that live? >> e have to have some kind of high-risk pool to have them insured. even if you are not normally in terrible, you have a way of getting insurance. >> i am a democrat. >> feel free to switch over and vote. >> mycenae senior -- nice to meet you. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for being here. we just wanted to is a thank you par -- to say thank you.
>> you are trying to do great. >> be about the only politician that i trust. a lot yet people my age do not know how important this is. >> hopefully, my answers will help. >> i hope so. it is important. >> talk to your friends. i plan on it. >> i have one of these coughing fits. lehman question is, would you be in favor of voter favored
initiative at the federal level? >> i would favor creating some kind of an issue. this withke to leave you. >> i wonder if you bring mess up? -- if you would bring it up? >> i will look at it. hello. >> hello, mr. president. >> no. not yet. >> a question for you is about education. we're in the process of setting up a classical christian school and coming up with prospects from folks are being asked to pay significant tuition as well as tithing to the churches and paying their taxes.
how are you planning to handle the issues of school choice when it comes to all children? >> this is a state level is you. if parents wanted the money to fine.that is i'm kare essiveave very aggrssiv programs where schools come up. i would shrink it dramatically and reduce almost all regulations. kraits that is wonderful. movies that youtwo
will find interesting. it is a wonderful walking tour of washington. it is very interesting. fo>> regarding the deficit, we d not touch on that. i saw a debate were all seven nominees were as a question. we do take the deficit reduction? capital gain seats to be 20 -- gain is used to be 20%. why would you take that? >> when you raise capital gains,
you lose money. people just quit taking gains. >> even if you went to reagan levels? >> yes. it costs you money. we are and overspent country. reagan said in 82 that he got none of the spending cuts. my does believe in congress is so deep. redid my disbelief in congress is so deep. we did this while cutting taxes. >> we watched you for years and pray they would run for president.
-- we watched you for years and pray that he would run for president. >> thank you. >> one thing that bothers me for years is all the billions of our tax money that we are sending overseas. this is all we're doing. i would like to see the president do it immediately to everybody. then you pick out who really deserves it. we would save billions and
>>i spoke to you. you are a historian. you talk about lincoln a lot. he took all his competitors and formed his cabinet with advantages. so many people like what candidate -- like on candidate. what is the probability of eight candidates such as your people taking -- probability of the candidates such as yourself taking people? >> thank you. you are going to give the whole country a history lesson. >> i just want to thank you for not going negative.
it is nice to know what you are for instance of everything negative about somebody else. >> i was surprised to see the poll that shows you said at a time in romney. -- shows you second behind mitt romney. why do you think it is not translating? >> it was translating auntil the ads. it changes the game. there's no question that was translating in iowa. in states we can afford to buy enough ad money, this is the
first time mailing out the contrast between them. if you watched these audiences, it is pretty effective. >> how you run a national campaign to take advantage of the fact that your second in national poll? >> you don't. in the end, you are running one state at a time. it does give you a residual influence. that is part of what is happening. i am the only national conservative candidate. we laid o ut ut a base. romney has 25% after years of campaigning. 3/4 of the party said no.
i think he will have a hard time getting 50%. >> do you think you can turn that corner? collects we're going to try to draw a very sharp contrast between a reagan conservative and a massachusetts margaret --- moderate. those are facts. it will be difficult for mitt romney to break out. >> can you do that on health care? you called for a federal mandates enacted by congress. >> this is a pretty big difference. >> ron paul has drug laws.
>> good night. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> tomorrow, you can call in with their questions for newt gingrich. we will be live at 11 from new hampshire. the boston globe has endorsed john huntsman. among the candidates, only to stand out as presidential. mitt romney and jon huntsman. they both have track records of success. there demeanor's have seen the spirit.
>> i was in [unintelligible] when i was growing up as a kid we used to hate for -- i used to pay to the browns, but now i just feel bad for them. >> you are so mature. how are you? >> high. nice to meet you. do you like waffles? i sure like waffles, too. >> thank you very much. very nice to me you. >> i will work my way back. [unintelligible]
entitlement reform, the area where the big budget deficits are. that differentiated me from the senator john mccain. hi actively went out. john mccain focused on a small area of spending called earmarks that is not going to solve the deficit problems. i supported, but it will not solve budget problems. the budget problems are taking on entitlement programs, which many members of congress did not do, and i did. >> how are you. congratulations on your way and in iowa. >> thank you. >> this is my best wife,
priscilla. >> your best wife? how are you? >> when you can make it, it would be nice. >> we are going to get around. thank you very much. [unintelligible] >> senators, thank you for coming. i saw you on television the other night. i did not know much about you, but i was very impressed. [unintelligible] >> thank you so much. you can come that in front of all of these cameras, right? you could give me a big boost in the campaign. >> senator, your position on the president of iran -- with
president obama's position on iran, how did it differ? >> i put forth a plan on that. it is clear. i have a strong plan to make sure iran does not get nuclear weapons. >> i have a question about that. [unintelligible] >> i set as a last resort. >> go to war? >> [unintelligible] >> israel took out a nuclear pact in syria. did not start a war. >> perrin -- iran is not scared.
>> that is because they think they can push us around because they have. >> continue to keep working. [unintelligible] >> one of the big priorities i'm going to put up their is reforming the entitlement program. that is what it is a point to take. you have to have an honest discussion with the american people.
>> to you have any thoughts -- do you have any thoughts on senator john mccain's, you? >> i will put my record on entitlement reform and reducing spending against his. more important, governor romney's record on entitlement reform, which is not strong. [unintelligible] >> we are from poland. >> we abandoned poland by not deploying them the style defense system there. [unintelligible] >> this is the photographer. he will get us. >> thank you so much.
>> i feel bad for these people trying to eat their lunch. >> thank you for coming. >> you guys got to keep moving. [unintelligible] >> senator, are you taking questions? senator, are you taking questions? i guess not, since you're totally ignoring me, not even making the pie contest. -- eye contact. >> can i have a conversation and talk to you while i talked? [unintelligible]
>> how many people would not have health insurance? [unintelligible] >> there are programs like that. there are programs that incentivize people to be hired. >> they do not give a dollar- for dollar tax cut. >> i did not think that is the best way you do it. >> i will do one, then i have to move. there you go. >> thank you, good luck. >> you are welcome. i decided maybe i could take one day to see what kind of reaction i get.
>> handsome guy. how're you come a little money? do you want your ball back? nice to see a. >> thank you. good luck. >> should i bother everybody else back here? >> sure. >> are we going to go this way? >> yes, we are going to go this way. >> good to see you. sorry. >> not a problem. >> how are you? >> good. >> hello, young lady, how are you? >> i am charles. >> hi, charles. good to see a parent thank you. -- good to see you. thank you. >> can i ask you a question? >> sure. >> how do you keep health care costs down and make it affordable?
>> you have to involve the consumer. right now the consumer is separated from the health-care system. a third party is basically paying every bill. that is the principal reason we see health-care costs continue to go up. if your auto insurance policy, and you have a $700 fender bender, and your insurance covers the first $500, will you turned in? now. that is the problem. we need consumers taking partial responsibility. right now there was a law that if you have insurance any move from insurance to insurance that can not decline you. >> i just did that. i was working for an employer. they have to cover my daughter
who has a pre-existing condition because the law says, rightfully, and i support this, that if you have insurance, no insurance can deny it. we should expand the law to say that if you're any insurance, not just group insurance, but also individual insurance. obama law says if you did not have insurance they have to cover you. what if we did that? they are waiting for the mandates. if you have a program that says you have to cover anybody, whether they have insurance or not with a pre-existing condition, why are people going to do? they are going to wait until they get sick to buy insurance. how is that going to work? every young person says why my buying insurance, when i can wait until i am in the ambulance? you have to create an incentive so when you come off of your
parent's policy, you can buy insurance and ensure they will never hit you with a pre- existing clause. so, it is an incentive for everyone to stay insured. that is a pre-existing conditions are supposed to do. >> what is your opinion on the recess appointments. >> the united states senate should shut down until an appeal pushes them back. >> good luck. >> i'm going to come right back. how are you? >> hello. >> is a real new hampshire guy. >> how will the year? -- how old are you? [unintelligible] >> very nice to meet you. >> thank you. >> congratulations on a pile up. >> thank you. -- iowa. >> thank you.
>> thank you. sorry to interrupt your lunch. >> i am checking it out. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> we are working. >> i am of the 99% of occupy new hampshire and i asked that those of you who wish to represent listened to the voice of the 99%. >> i am going to do my best. i will listen to the 100%. >> i am the following years since 1994. 5 a good question for you and it is about executive experience. readlistened and everything but have not heard a lot about your experience in that than you. >> it is truly leadership
experience. if you look at my experience on the armed services committee, and a national security measures, i have more experience than anybody to be commander in chief. it is a unique set of principles. you did not get that in a corporate board room. was a principal purpose and responsibility -- what is the principal purpose of responsibility of the president? >> protecting our borders. >> with the experience that matters, i have more experience. it scares me when you hear people say i have business experience, as the president of the united states runs the economy. the president of the united states runs our military and our national security policy, has some impact on the economy, but not as the leader. the congress passes legislation dealing with the economy, and your job is not to like a ceo -- no present -- president ordered me when i was in the senate.
you have to persuade. that is not the job of a ceo. look at my track record. what i've been able to accomplish in persuading people to come to my position is a lot stronger. if you line up based on experience -- i love people that talk about executive experience. when you look at experience that i have for the role of the president, which is different than ceo, a high stack up much better than anybody else in this field at >> and will protect our borders? >> you bet i will. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> good luck. >> how are you? nice to see both of you. >> doing great. >> can you guys get a picture? >> we would love to. >> thank you. >> thank you for spending the time doing the hard work.
>> you bet. >> got it? >> do you see yourself as strong as michele bachmann was on getting rid of obama-care? >> i actually put forth a deal -- detailed plan to actually do it she never did that. i would not be in this race if it was not for obama-care. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> he would like your autograph. >> you can just give it to me. >> next week we have the kids heading to south carolina. thank you. i appreciate your help. >> nice to meet you. >> thank you very much. >> yes.
>> thank you. good luck, and god bless. >> how are you? >> good. >> nice to meet you, sir. >> thank you. i appreciate your help. >> we were joking about that on the phone. can i get my picture? >> absolutely. everybody have their verizon phone? >> exactly. >> even better. >> that came out a beautiful. >> all right. >> thank you. >> i appreciate it.
>> can we let bob through? >> this is just going to be a. >> ok. to you have a camera? >> ok. there we go. >> take a couple, if you do not mind. >> i will. >> hold on. >> he is holding me up. >> here we go. >> got it? >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> you are very welcome. nice to meet you. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming. >> you bet. >> senator, senator? >> enjoy your lunch. >> thank you very much.
enthusiasm, and a lot of folks saying they're excited i am here. i saw you can ask for. >> any thoughts on how you will fare in the primary? >> we have a long, long haul. we need to show momentum, that we are moving up, and not stop at 4%. >> yes, sir. god bless you. >> thank you. >> there is a light right behind you. >> there we go. >> awesome. good luck. thank you. >> how are you? >> more than eight. you have a good crowd.
>> we have cbs news. >> go ahead. >> senator, everyone talks about jobs being the number one issue. when will you do to restore manufacturing, or can it be restored? >> absolutely it can. right now american is 20% more business -- more expensive to do business. government regulation, taxation, litigation -- what i've done is look at that and said what can we do to level the playing field. i do not want to reduce our labour rates. i want good manufacturing jobs in this country. we have to get rid of the competitive disadvantage we have. the limit the corporate tax for manufacturers.
if you do leave this country, if you bring that money back, you will not pay taxes on it. if you invest in equipment here in america. we also say that we eliminate all regulations that will cost over $100 million a year. some we will eliminate completely, but the ones that will shut down 60 coal-fired power plants. the state has absolutely phony statistics. that will drive up the cost of electricity which will make us again less competitive from amend affecting point of the apparent regulations, energy costs, -- from pay electricity point of -- competitiveness point of view. regulations, energy costs, excess taxes have been hurting the economy, which are small town manufacturing towns spread
all throughout america, but particularly in some important states like pennsylvania, ohio, michigan. people say you are doing it for political purposes. i am doing it because that is where i grew up. i grew up in pennsylvania. most of my friend's father's worked in the mills and provided a good, stable living for them. 21% of the people were employed in manufacturing when i was growing up. now it is down to 9% and it is one of the principal reasons small town america has been struggling. we need to turn that around. >> how was your fundraising today? >> you got $1 million yesterday? >> it was amazing. we had a great day yesterday. >> are you looking for the small contributions? >> i think, yes.
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>> war new hampshire primary coverage from a wmur in manchester. >> an explosion of popularity for rick santorum. the candidate created a buzz at a diner this afternoon. >> mitt romney in nuking which avoid hitting each other hard and set their sights on something else. >> no politicians, no exceptions. restaurants are a popular campaign stop. >> temperatures back to normal. warmer air is on the normal, with the mercury will pop off in the 40's. >> nobody covers new hampshire like we do, in high-definition. >> rick santorum booed off the stage after a testy exchange over same-sex marriage.
this is a candidate who built his near win in iowa. he was not making noise on the campaign trail. >> he was all the buzz as he was trying to get your vote. we begin our coverage. >> events for senator santorum have started to heat up. the event here will be no different. instead of small groups, it is big crabs. today was a perfect example. following rick santorum around the diner, it was of these things have changed. he has caught some attention. media surrounded him. the crowd drowned out what he was trying to say to voters. >> give you a big boost in the campaign. >> he even stopped to take pictures. he said he was feeling good. >> a lot of great feedback we're getting. a lot of the enthusiasm. a lot of folks saying they are excited i am here and they're
going to be supportive. that is all you can ask for. >> he is realistic about his chances in the primary. >> we started at 4%. we have a long haul. >> pryor, he held a town hall meeting. >> we have a priority -- responsibility to go out and recommend we believe is the right person. >> he talked about everything from the economy to social security to medicare. he says he is new hampshire's conservative alternative to mitt romney. >> do not differ your judgment to a national poll. do not differ year deadman to what pundits and experts who have gotten it wrong, -- your judgment to what pundits and experts who have gotten it wrong say. what you fight to be the first in the process. make sure the lead. the event begins at 7:00.
this is a sign of what the campaign is going through. this event was supposed to be scheduled at a smaller town hall. instead, it was moved to the high school auditorium. >> during his earlier stop at the diner, santorum supporters and occupied protestors clashed. santorum was leaving when things started to get ready. >> mitt romney spent only part of the day. he was campaigning in south carolina. he jetted off to the next early voting stake. he held a town hall asking voters to make him their top choice. we are covering him tonight. >> he is leading the polls for now. he is comfortable looking ahead to south carolina. he is taking nothing for granted. >> the last couple of weeks, we
spent some time in iowa. i am going to keep working in new hampshire. landslide. eight votes, but who is counting. i think you can do better than eight votes. >> mitt romney will not have to be making jokes about his next victory. he and his latest high-profile endorser know that there are no guarantees. >> because of both of our experiences, we take not a single vote for granted. get out to vote. >> from a continues to look past his current challengers, focusing on president obama. >> this president is a capitalist. he is a job-killer. he does not understand the passion of freedom and the power of freedom and opportunity. >> he may think obama is a capitalist, but one questioner
wondered whether he would favor capitalism over american interest. >> had the balance a capitalism -- how you balance capitalism? >> romney said he would only work on improving the business environment. >> we have to make america, in every way we can, high-tech, low tech, we have to make this the best place to be. >> he will return tomorrow with a rising star at his side. >> newt gingrich also meeting with voters today. the former house speaker saying he is the candidate who can go head-to-head against president obama. despite dropping in the polls, the reagan conservative it is hoping to upset mitt romney. >> we have a different opinion about which will be less
conservative standing. i think he will get down to one conservative and governor romney. he will get done -- he will continue to get 25 percent. somebody else is going to start getting more votes. >> gingrich admits he has become an underdog. >> jon huntsman is also playing the underdog card. at lunchtime, he met with business leaders. he was asked about david versus goliath. >> i am very clear with the people of new hampshire about being the underdog. i also know that the state has a history of coming around and embracing and supporting underdog. i sense that may happen again. >> huntsman will be in newport. >> things are coming together for our debate, said tonight. video shows the stage taking shape.
join us on saturday night for our special coverage report after the prime-time debate between all of the major candidates coming up tomorrow, we have new poll numbers that we will be releasing. giving us our first look at things here. >> we have a small restaurant that has had enough of politicians. they have made their policy clear. >> after customer complaints, this is a sign hanging on the door. one of thewhat leadd servers to put that sign up. >> they have been around since 2003. >> best pancakes in town. >> this week, it is not the food but the sign. this no politicians, no
exception sign was posted monday by a server. >> it was more of a joke. it got a little big. >> it was born at of staff frustration and complaints from regular customers who have had their space intruded upon by multiple politicians on six or seven occasions. >> it is kind of nice. the one place you can go and feel there is nobody who is going to bother you. >> can you name names? >> they are all the same. >> part of the problem is politicians and their entourages take up space. >> it is tabled turnover. >> there is also the interruption. >> the hole kissing babies retain. >> not to mention different political views.
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we want to see your version of the primary. snap some pictures of all the campaign science in your neighborhood. -- signs in your neighborhood and upload them. >> at the top of this section, there is a voting link to info on how you can go about voting. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> and our coverage continues from new hampshire. supporters of a candidate speaking at any event in the nashua. then a town hall meeting with newt gingrich. then a meet and greet event with rick santorum. we are covering several candidate events live tomorrow in new hampshire. jon huntsman will be in concord at 9:00 a.m. eastern. you can see that on c-span to. hear, you will be able to call
in which a question for newt gingrich. he will be -- in with your questions for newt gingrich. he will be joining us. he will be live at any event. as republican presidential candidates campaigned, their supporters spoke in nashua. this is an hour and a half. >> it is an honor for both of us to be here tonight. my dad is in newport. we are going to fill in. we have had a fun few weeks in new hampshire. you grow up hearing about the primary and learning about it. we have been able to experience it on the ground. it has been cool for my sisters. now i see why it is so important. you get to know the candidates, their families, hear their
message, know what they are all about. that is why you guys are where everyone looks to. i am here to say a few things about my dad. i was reading an article in the economist, the title was "the candidate." it was about who the american people are looking for. i was curious of the qualities they were looking for. there were four things. somebody who has governed, as a governor. my dad was governor of utah and reelected with 80% of the votes. the second one was business experience, he brought you talk to the number one state for jobs for business in the country. the third one was foreign policy. i think he is the top of that list. he has studied asia for over 30
years. china is the most important relationship our country is going to have. the president understands that. the fourth one was somebody who can unify. i think my dad is the best person who can unify this country. beyond that, as a father, he is somebody who has integrity, he is honest, he is not going to pander, he is going to be honest. you may not agree, but he is going to be square with you. he is someone i have looked up to my whole life. i have two brothers in the navy. that is why he is running for president. he believes the generation deserves better. that is why i am fighting for him. i hope you'll take a look at him. there is a primary and a few days. i hope you give him a look and see what he is all about. thank you for letting us be here. [applause]
>> when they say you mary above yourself, i think i must be in the dictionary on that one. i am lucky to be here. i am the son in law. i can shoot straight with you guys. if you want any secrets, come and find me. some information about his record, who he is, what he sees as the vision for our country. for his experience, i think it boils down to two words, experience and leadership. he has foreign-policy experience. he has lived overseas four times, three times as invest there. conceivably, a relationship that is going to define the world. the next piece is business experience. he helped build a family business to be a multi-billion dollar business.
he brought the state of utah to the number once they for job creation. the best date for business. the best manage state. -- managed state. he has the experience to take a country in the direction it needs to go. he was a guy that brought new ideas to the state. he brought difficult ideas. he was trying to create the most competitive business environment to compete with the other states. he said, all i'm going to do is to call off these 10 points. at the end of four years, -- take off these 10 points. at the end of the four years, he had. he did the largest tax cut in state history. these are things that require pregnant people together.
-- bringing people together. what is the vision he is bringing looking for? it comes down to two deficit. the first one is economic. as a of a we all know it. there is $15 trillion in debt and that is going to wreck our generation, and must be solved. we are not talking about super committees getting together to tackle two 0.5% of our spending. it needs to be 6 billion. everything needs to be on the table. we need to take a serious look, for us, for our kids. the second is a deficit of eight different kind. that is a deficit of trust. -- of a different kind. that is a deficit of trust. 8% approval rating, where of those guys hiding.
unbelievable. the executive branch, no trust. note trust, crony capitalism. the things the president campaigned on he is not delivering on. wall street, no crust. no trust at all. these deficits are what we are bringing. he can say it better than we can. hopefully we give you an insight, a guy with integrity, honor. those of you who are not decided, maybe we can convince you. have a great evening. thank you for letting us be here. god bless you and have fun this week. i think it is going to be a great primary. [applause] >> our next surrogate is someone
who has been that in the nashua for a while. it is good to see him back. our former mayor. [applause] i should say he is here representing speaker gingrich. >> thank you. i did not think some of the people remember me. [laughter] barry does. my good neighbors are here. i am here to represent my candidate, that is speaker gingrich. i had the opportunity to get to know him on saint patrick's day when he came to nashua. this is a guy who come up with no notes, captivated the audience osama.
plus, the fact -- audience. plus, he had a strong message. that convinced me, maybe i ought to take a look at that that. i did. that is why i am supporting him. there are two other surrogate who are supposed to be here. one man did not have stature enough. [laughter] i am being facetious. there is not a hard worker in the gingrich campaign. he almost got elected himself. two years from now, i am sure he will be elected. my candidate, hopefully it was, does not change his positions overnight. he does not change his positions depending on what audience he is talking to. he is one of the true
conservative leaders in our nation. he believes he is the best person for the job. i believe that. also, when your looking at the candidate who can best be president obama, you need a good, strong conservative candidate, one who can not only think on his feet -- everyone will say newt gingrich is the most intelligent candidate running for president. we need a candidate for governor as well. [laughter] and i think he will be a very strong opponent to president obama and his administration. he is being supported by the largest newspaper. they have been running a series of pieces about what he is all
about. let me read what jeffrey anderson wrote about newt gingrich the of the day. i quote, "mitt romney is the most electable candidate in the field. it is not clear this is actually true. the fact that we are going to design an opponent tailor-made to president obama's like winds, that opponent would be -- likings, that opponent would make class warfare argument. in all of these ways, newt gingrich is the one that can carry this message. besides, there is a more engaging general election we look at the nationwide poll. i think we have seen how the polls have changed dramatically.
one day, one candidate is up. i think he is hoping the real people who count will look at that field and the side-- and decide the best candidate is speaker gingrich. as i say, when he led the charge in 1994 to revolutionize congress, he did it because he felt strongly that congress should be there not to spend your money, provide bishop that our country needed. he was criticized for that. the good thing but gingrich is what you see is what you get. his credentials are in order. he has not changed.
he has not flip-flop. that is why i am supporting him. thank you. [applause] of h>> thank you. the next speaker is -- was the 52nd governor of louisiana. 1988-1992. higher, he was a member of the u.s. house of representatives from 1981-1988, he announced his presidential bid in march 2011. he has stressed campaign finance reform as a key issue. governor buddy roemer. [laughter] >> thank you. i am from southern new
hampshire. [laughter] what is so funny? [laughter] i am cut to be here. i am proud to be here. i have lived for the past four months in manchester. i have done to know new hampshire very well. i like you a lot. you have treated me with kindness and honor. i will always have good memories here. i ran for president for one reason, i thought america was headed into a decline. no matter how you measure it, i give the one statistic, there were 1 billion cell phones made in the world last year. 1 billion. do you know how many were made in america?
zero. and the president did not say a thing. i have been to china many times. i offer no apologies. i have watched them trade. i have watched them work child labor. i have watched them work workers 12 hours a day, six days a week. i have seen it. i have seen a worker in a factory with a rope around her waist with a two year old child tied to it. she said there was no place to put the kid. i asked her what she was paid, she said room and board. a president has the duty to stand up for america and its workers. has a duty, it is in the constitution, and yet the last
three presidents, bill clinton, george w. bush, barack obama said it not a word. they took no action for us to be competitive. i run for president because i think we are a nation in decline and we can do better. we do not have a single problem we cannot fix. i am tired of the-guys. -- the negative guys. i said, you happen of the politics 20 years. you will be the only person running who has been a governor and a congressman. i am the only one running who has been a governor and a congressman. in the last six years i have built a billion dollar bank, no bailout money. we did not foreclose on a single
mortgage. i am a farm boy. i came north to go to school. i apologize for harvard. my daddy had great faith in me. he said, son, you can handle it. i got my master's in finance and banking. it can be done. i do not like american politics. i love america. i tell you what american politics is, money, money, money, money, money, and it is not your money. the special interests own this country. as a banker, i saw it. i saw it in health care reform. i see it in the oil addiction to the middle east. i see it in foreign policy that
makes no sense. i see it when nobody listens to the american people, they laugh at the tea party. they laugh at them. how dumb they are. my wife and i went to the first meeting in louisiana. the first one. she held a sign, you know what it said? my wife is the sweetest thing. she is a nurse. she is a piano player. she held a sign that said, "action now." i say no to the special interest. i do not just talk the talk, i am the only person who does not take pac money. i did not take pac money when i was governor. i beat a man who was corrupt. i was in a state that was corrupt, just like washington, d.c. louisiana had the highest unemployment rate in america, cole 0.8%.
louisiana had a governor that brett that he took $100,000 in cash. it was not legal as long as he reported it. i saw a state where people were leaving. young people, bright people. osama a state that had the lowest-rated bonds -- i saw a state that had the lowest-rated bonds in america. you do not want your bonds to be below qualm. i ran against a couple of congressmen and a governor who had never lost a race. i whipped them. it can be done. i beat an incumbent democrat. he laughed at me. i whipped him. it can be done. america has become corrupt.
i am speaking the truth to people who know the truth. how is congress rated in the polls? i love all these congressmen running. 12%,1 out of 8 said they are worthy of a vote. we have a president raising a billion dollars to get reelected. two years into a four year term he quit doing a darn thing. he signed bank reform, too big to fail. we are headed for another one. that's where he went? wall street. fund raiser. $35,000 a ticket. guess who the host was? goldman sacks. look, i love america.
i am sick and tired of its politics. i was a democrat for 20 years. i am the only governor who changed parties. i became a republican. i am proud to be a republican. you know what i am more cut of? to be an american can read the next leader -- american. the next leader needs to build a nation. we need to fight for fair trade. we need budget reform. we need tax reform. we need health care reform. we need all of that, it is not going to happen. d, itnot care who you sent is not going to happen. everybody running has a super pak. ask them carried they have a big
war chest of under the table money -- ask them, they have a big war chest of under the table money. they buy your vote. it is not right. somebody has to stand up and say, i need a million people at $100 each. you know it and i know it -- how impossible it is to do. particularly when they have had 16 debates and you know who has not been asked to a simple one. i wonder why? do you ever wonder why. why a guy can spend eight years in congress and never have an opponent. enguy who formed 43 congressma
who voted with reagan. what you need is a rich. what you need is -- is rich. what you need is a freedom to lead. roemer is not well known, but i like this that. i know he is free. i came to new hampshire for a reason. i came here because i had precious dollars. i have raised $300,000. i have contributions from all 50 states. i am the only guy who is qualified for matching funds. i am the only guide. i am the only guy who limits his contributions. that is what a leader has to do. i was on national television this afternoon. i called president obama the biggest hypocrite i have ever seen.
he talks about what he is going to do to wall street. he talked about fair play. he talked about a different america. he takes the money like every one of them. [applause] who are you going to pick? which one of them is ready? i do not see. i have been anxious all year for somebody to step forward. i thought that harry of texas might step forward. i really thought that this might be somebody who could lead. he has seven supertax. -- super pacs. he is the expert of crony capitalism.
he has never served a day in congress. look at him heat they are decent people. i think republicans ought to send the best. osama some republicans tell me our first priority is to beat -- some republicans tell me our first priority is to beat obama. i have a higher goal. understand me, told me to this, i have a whole -- higher gold. i believe we can have an america that creates jobs for its children. i believe we can have an america where education is run locally. i believe we can have an america that has a balanced budget over the next four years, that has tax reform, that treat everybody fairly, progressively, simply, and everyone will pay their fair
share. i dream of an america that can be strong again. not a joke run by the lobbyist. s. there is no problem in america that we cannot solve. if we do not solve the problem of special interests owning our government, we will be right back here, four years from bell >> you know who wrote the banking bill? the big banks. you know who wrote the healthcare bill? insurance companies, the pharmaceutical companies. you know i am telling you the truth. how would you like to see health reform? i have been a diabetic for 40
years. pretty good shape, i work hard. i am disciplined. another power of health care reform. there is nothing wrong with health care in america. it is just too expensive. i would like to see a president who would start with nurses, doctors, and patience in the room. wouldn't you like that? [applause] happen.on't san mitt romney there. he seemed like a decent guy. but it won't happen. that is where he gets his money from. it won't happen. and i am not just picking on him. you could take any of them. he is like the 1%, and newt gingrich is like a lobbyist for the 1%. i have worked with all these people. they are decent.
they are not corrupt. it is the system that is corrupt. we've got to break the system. send a message, new hampshire. tell the world that we know what we need to do, but it starts with the money. the final story. my dad is 89. he will be 90 on his next birthday. my mother had her 80th birthday christmas day. they are still alive and they farm in northton for louisiana. five kids, all still alive and they all live all around there. i am the renegade, i came to new hampshire. i went to visit occupied wall street. you know i am a tea party republican. but i went to visit occupy wall street.
maybe it is because i am granddaddy, i like listening to young people. i have learned so much. the reason i went to occupy wall street and spent a day listening was because they smelled just what i smell. they smell corruption, don't they? their solution is incorrect. we don't need bigger government, we need better government. but i went to listen. that is what you should know about me, i am afraid to listen. i listened first. i have spent 68 years getting ready to leave. louisiana, we wrote our .onstitution in 1973 permi
i have experience in listening. i want a president that here's -- hears an america that wants to change. it starts with the money. some say money is not that important. do you believe that? this race is decided by debate, i am 0416. i wonder who makes that decision? -- i am 0 for 16. when i reached 1%, i called and they said you have to have 2%. when i reached 2%, i called and they said you have to have a half million dollars raised in the last 90 days. they keep moving the target, because i don't think they want to hear about the money and politics, money and politics. it is going to take money for me
to win. my average gift is about $51 a person. i have reported every name given to me. i am free to leave, and i will take on barack obama, the likes of which you have never seen, but something is wrong in america when a former congressman and governor cannot get invited to a debate, and there were people on that stage that have never held elective offices or never been governor are never been congressmen are never started a company or never built a billion dollar bank. so i don't have time to listen to them anymore. i am just listening to new hampshire. stand with me. if we take our government back, we will have the biggest economic boom this country has ever seen. we are that close. all we need is to keep the
special interests out and let the plain people in. theater roosevelt said it 100 years ago this month. he asked the republican party, are we going to be the party of privilege and wall street, or are we the party of plain people who built a great nation? i ask nashua tonight, who are we going to be? thank you very much. [applause] >> we are doing pretty well as far as our schedule. we have time for a few questions. are there any questions for the governor?
>> we have a constitution. we have no place for sharia law. a person can follow their idea of moral values and all that business, but this country is not run like that. this country is run by constitutional law. no place for that. [applause] >> [unintelligible] >> full disclosure. i am a conservative. i have always battle in congress and as governor of louisiana for full disclosure. i am not so much interested in limits. $100, $1,000. that does not bother me, but full disclosure, nothing under the table. cut i think super packs are illegal. by the supreme court ruling, they said must be independent of the candidate. jon huntsman father is financing the super pak. i guess they don't talk?
i would make them equal to individual gifts. whatever we decide to do, right now it is $2,500. if we do that for individuals, we ought to do that for pacs across the board. i would not allow all lobbyist to bring a check. she could bring a good idea, request. lobbyists have a good function in government. as long as they are not hosting a fund-raiser. congress did a special committee. a couple of months ago, it was a total failure. guess what they did three days after being selected? the lobbyists held a fund-raiser for them. that is why you did not get any budget reform or tax reform. you don't own this country. the lobbyists do, for the big corporations. i would have it illegal for a lobbyist, a registered lobbyist, to bring a check. he has a decision to make. lobby, or fund-raiser. you cannot do both.
number five, i would have criminal penalties for politicians who violated criminal penalties. i would have 48 hours to report a gift. now it is 120 days. this election is going to be over before you find out from mitt romney or jon huntsman who their super pak is, who gave them money, and how much. they had a trick in the law that the vote followed to hide that fact. under my conditions, it would be 48 hours. we live in the age of the internet. we could do it like that. all constitutional, and congress has the power to do it now. i would make it house bill number one and i would veto all bills that came to me until we passed a version of that. i will play poker with them if that's what it takes. i will listen to the ball game
with them. i will go to garden parties. but we will campaign -- we will pass campaign reform and turn this country around. [applause] >> we have time for one more question. >> [unintelligible] much safer,line is mus but go ahead. >> [unintelligible] it is a controversial issue. >> i agree with you completely. if you get on my website, i have 17 more reasons why we
need energy independence. i am a natural gas die. it is kaline, 20% of the carbon footprint of oil. -- i may natural gas and die. it is clean. we have enough natural gas to last 350 years. we can turn our fleets of first and our big trucks to natural gas. it cleans up the environment and it is american made, if i can put it like that. i think we are addicted to foreign oil. on exxon or to pick british petroleum. but when i was in downtown baton rouge a couple of years ago when the british petroleum fiasco happened, a guy stopped me and said did you hear about the oil spill in the gulf of mexico this morning? i said no, your the first one that told me. he said, can you guess which producer caused it?
i said british petroleum. i did not hesitate a second. as governor, we clean up for air and water in louisiana. we had their regulation of energy. i believe we need to the energy independence. natural gas. we need to take back our future, and i would do it that way. it can be done safely. watch me do it. we do it in louisiana. [applause] i will close, if you let me. if there is no other questions, i will point to what the enemy is doing. topck obama's five ambassadors, germany, france, switzerland, great britain, and belgium, gave an average of $725,000 each to the presidential campaign.
is this country for sale? the number of george bush from those was $285,000. how do we average people feel? i don't want to fuss at them. i would rather stand up and do it ourselves. that is what i am asking you to do. i notice, tough to do. most of the people who have given to me -- i know it is tough to do. most of the people have never given me a dime. i am asking you to give me a dime. thanks. [applause] >> thank you, governor. our next surrogate is on behalf of ron paul. we have a nashua activist. [applause]
>> who is ron paul? if you know him, if you look into him, you have to vote for him. it is that simple. who is he? in these turbulent times, ron paul is the heart and embodiment of what it is to be fundamentally american. he is a faithful husband, dr., veteran, a true conservative, and the only constitutionalist in this race. article one section 8 defines power of the congress, the ninth and 10th amendment limits the power of federal government. our government is out of control. ron paul knows this. he understands it. the biggest threat to our national security today is our nation's debt. we are the biggest debtor nation in the world.
china is the biggest creditor nation in the world. now you know what is wrong with our economy. where do you think this will take us in history? not following the constitution is what got us into this mess. not listening to our founding fathers is what got us into this mess. it is time for a new founding father. ron paul has been correct in his predictions and knows what needs to be done to turn us around. he is an honorable man of his word, and you can put your trust in his word. look at the other candidates out there. look at what they do, not what they say. look at their actions. ron paul has proved himself over decades of being a man of his word. ron paul is the wise choice, the moral choice. he is the righteous choice.
he is the only one who can save our nation. that is just the two minutes that i wrote down because i was going to come here and had late notice. let's just talk about any topic you want to talk of bell -- you want to talk about. in the iowa caucus, 60% of those under the age of 30 voted for ron paul. the youth are enthralled with him. do you want to talk about where this nation is going and who cares most about its future? ask any young person who they support. there are so many distracting things in politics, fracking. . don't give waa frack
let's talk about what is important. let's talk about where we are today and where we are going in the future. let's talk about our economy, our family unit, our education, our society. the morals in society, honor, integrity, trustworthiness. can you find this in any of our politicians? ron paul is not a politician. he is a statesman. can you find anybody who does what they say? can you find anybody who has predicted what is going to happen, the consequences of all these great ideas from these politicians? and the solutions the federal reserve system really is at the heart of it. it is really hard for people to understand, and they gloss over it when you start talking about
it, but it is what has led to us being the greatest debtor nation. it has also led to our trade imbalances. we have been doing all these imports from wal-mart from china, and now we owe them all this money. it is just like an individual situation, when you are loaded up on credit card debt. you are going to have to work it off. it is the fault or work it off. either way, it is going to be rough times. china knows this, strategically. how are we going to find all these wars abroad -- find all these wars abroad, when china is the one who gives us all these knickknacks? the taxation keeps going up. but he was talking about all the corruption buddy was talking about all the corruption in the
pacs. ron paul has some special interests out there, a lot of them. the american people are his number one donation center, the american people. no other candidate has that. no other candidate from the very top of for the get their money has the american individual people. under that there is google. he has done more donations from military personnel than all the other candidates combined, including obama. he wants to support our troops. maybe you should support the candidate they support. what do our troops want? they want ron paul. we need changes in america.
there is nothing radical about .ixing things bi people on the news -- buddy was the candidate who showed up here, and it is really nice to hear somebody. the tea party and wall street have in common -- we are all fed up with special interests. at the end of the day, that is what it is. we are americans together. we just want america back. we need to find somebody who is american with us. somebody who has morals in this age where it is so hard to find morals. honor, integrity -- i keep going back to those.
morals, consistency, who is ron paul? this tuesday, i want my america back. i wanted back with all of you. i want my special interest backed. i don't have one particular group of want to benefit, and i don't want to listen to all those other special groups who want to benefit themselves. i can see through it. military-industrial complex, health industrial complex. the lawyers -- stop listening to them. just turn it off. listen to your neighbors. listen to what your heart tells you is right. listen to your kids and what they want for their future. this tuesday, vote for ron colin paul.
m. tucker, who is the deputy speaker, we kind of said that we were stalking him even before he started running. he came to my house of a 17th after i threaten the campaign because he was not calling me. it was just a great little house party. we all got to meet him. there were probably about 40 people there. as everybody knows, on my radio show, i have pretty much interviewed all the candidates. some of the things that keep me motivated or from john o'brien. he tell me something early on this whole campaign cycle. he said there are only three things that matter about the next candidate i am going to support. number one is can he beat barack
obama? number two is can he beat barack obama? number three is can he beat barack obama? that was definitely my opinion. i heard from governor romer and what he was saying about the for ways that campaigns run. you also have to be realistic. it is not a fantasy world. i did the whole fantasy thing before with ross perot, and that did not work out too good. if you look for the perfect candidate, that person does not exist, because we are human. you have to go and see who can win this beauty contest. this guy obama has a billion dollars to spend on negative campaigning. when i asked all the candidates, i would always finish with, -- roemer has his idea why the country is in trouble. i think the main thing that is killing this country is
was giving her speech. i was standing right next to her. we left there and i said to my wife, it is all over. if you remember, when sarah palin first came on the trail, it is the first time she led in the polls. she told the truth. you have to tell the truth. that got us in the white house. when i asked you are willing to play smash mouth with barack obama, he leaned over. she raised $9 million against me in texas and i be heard by 20 points. that is the thing i am talking about. the first thing is you have to campaign. here in new hampshire we realize he got in late. it is hard to come back in new hampshire when you get in late like that. he does have the organization to go forward and tell his ideas of what it wants to do. >> $100 a year gets us through about june. july is tough, and come christmas time, we are hurting. i had to get a real job and for the past 20 years i've been in medical sales. something that is near and dear to me is tort reform.
they had that in the state of texas. [unintelligible] we will have a republican governor. one of my republican union friends who seventh taught me on right to work, i am like michael corleone. we are going to get them all. but we will get right to work in this state. it is a huge issue. the other -- the other thing that attracted me to governor perry is one of the interviews i saw that he was going to different states and attracting people to this day because of right to work. he tell me on my radio interview, you guys get right to work out here. put a sign that says open for business. those are just regular things that the average person can
relate to. that is what we need. he does not just talk about them, he did them. i used to be self-employed, but i have been audited twice. the tax system we have is outrageous. as governor perry pulls this out all the time, here is his tax plan, on a postcard. just 20%. you send it in. if you don't like it, if you want to use the old form, you can still do it. the keynote to me really is, you really have to be able to beat this guy when he goes head-to- head. he makes comments about all the debates and everything. i blame my republican leadership for that. they should never have agreed to 347 debates, having guys like al sharpton do commentary, that
is ridiculous. they should have just said no. go to it,'t agree to you are not going to look right. once you start seeing the governor hit the trail, those who have been at town hall meetings, seen him and to the questions when he can have more than 30 seconds to do it, you will see a difference. i think we will see that in the next couple of days. he will be here saturday and sunday for the debates and then back to south carolina. i think that is when you are going to see him come out. i will be glad to answer any questions. if i can offer some facts, i would be glad to. does anybody have any questions? of
to me, he sounds like a good debater. he acts a little bit like ronald reagan. why do you think [unintelligible] >> the press is right in obama's pocket. i believe this whole thing is orchestrated. if you do the local races like we do here, when i ran for state representative, they gave me these cards in my first term. it had all the republican platform issues. everything was 17% tax increase. that is why i have no idea what i have in the bank. my wife will not let me touch it. she writes all the checks. i was going around talking to people and their eyes were blazing over like a lizard. i started telling people, do you know what the democrats did to
you for years ago? they took away your right of being able to note that your daughter, 14 or 15 years old, is having an abortion. they did not even know it. ever freaked out. i think it is the same thing but that -- they were freaked out. they know that he is the guy who has all the ammo. tough for him. it does not seem to bother him. when you see him in a town hall debate, you will see that there is always plants. the ones that i was that, the vfw, they are there for a reason. all those things, when it gets in a 32nd sound
bite on the stage with a people, it just did not play right. anybody else? >> a couple of weeks ago, we went to see steve forbes represent rick perry and talk to us about his collaboration with him on his financial plans going forward. very impressive, of course a. a question i forgot to ask him was, was the going to protect, again, coming from steve forbes, would they be protecting social security going forward, and what that plan was. can you speak to that at all? >> that is the first thing that came out in the debate. anybody that knew anything new had nothing to do it touching people's social security that is already in there. i think the highlight of this campaign is when he said ponzi scheme. that is what it is. if you don't think it is upon this game, then you are
ignorant. that is what it is. i am 52 in march. these kids, there is no way. you have a lot of guts. of course people are still going to be protected. that is going to be there. one other thing, before i forget. especially being in government, he wants to cut congress, basically cut in half as far as the terms go. that is music to my ears. they have the 13th largest economy in the free world and texas itself. they meet for 140 days a year every other dear -- every other year, and they have had a balanced budget every year he has been governor, for the last
11 years. we should start their right here in new hampshire. there is no reason to be up there. it your business done, go back to new hampshire. we don't need career politicians. that is the whole problem. people can be corrupted and manipulated in the state of new hampshire just by power. when you go down to washington and combine that with money, and they have access to be able to go ahead and do insider-trading and there is no penalty for it, you cannot make these things up. you do not hear them talk about that in the media. that is the key thing. let's get rid of congress. anybody else? all right, thank you. [applause] >> the next speaker tonight is
my honored former -- i guess he is my predecessor, dennis hogan, chairman of this committee last year. now he is our hillsboro county attorney. he is here representing rick santorum. dennis? [applause] >> i am andrews' predecessor, and you are doing a great job. i hope everyone of you will keep watch over when we have another fund-raiser for the nashua civic league and i will make it -- i hope he is every bit as successful in raising money as i was. i saidell buddy roemer that. i am so glad i did not have to follow but roemer. he is such a terrific speaker. i have four things i wanted to make sure i say. i want to talk about rick
.antorum's electability he is a full spectrum conservative. and i want to talk about leadership. going back to what we are doing here in nashua, coming up to the 2010 election, always running for county attorney and i had to go to manchester, an important city in the county and that i had not run elections then as i had in nashua. the congressional campaign was being run by might -- he was entirely into the idea of teamwork. he did not care that my little campaign for county attorney did not bring much resources when it came to get his person elected there in manchester. he said come on in, be part of the team. we will be carrying your stuff.
my pamphlets were as good as any put out in manchester, and that was a good thing for me. down here in nashua at the same time, nick pappas was in charge of the national victory office that the republican national campaign had sent up. he had the same attitude, come in, do work, we don't care about anything other than you coming in here and being part of the team. that extensive teamwork that both of them have, i dearly appreciated. those are two quality guys that can do a great job campaigning. both of them ended up on the santorum team. i said to myself, that takes some smarts for a guy like santorum to take these knowledgeable, effective campaigners.
one of the most important things about leadership is picking the right people to do the job. you have to set the culture for that organization, of course, but having the right people doing the job well is a big part of setting the culture and getting the job done. i knew early on -- i won't say i knew how great he was going to do in the iowa caucus, but i knew early on that he was going to do the right thing. he was going to campaign with good organization and probably good results would come from starting out with those two. i went with don and randy white house and we went to the ames straw poll. we met some people there that i want to tell you about, because it is important that you know
there are people there from south carolina. they have an organization that is going to take what we do in new hampshire, and we were there to let the people in and i would know, if you send us him as a winner, we have an organization -- let the people in iowa know. we will not drop the ball, is what i am saying. the people in south carolina were there to tell us the same thing. he has a former congressman on his team there. my purpose in telling you all that is that it gets mixed up with the elective ability part. that is what i feel about his leadership quality. he is showing them in running this campaign, he has been the first person on a lot of things. one of the important parts of leadership is knowing where you are going. he spoke out against park.
-- he spoke out against tarp. rick santorum did, and that took guts. everybody was all in a panic at that time. working backwards, he is a full spectrum conservative. on everything you can think of, it comes down on the conservative side of the issues. that is best illustrated, if you get the youtube clip where he is debating with barbara boxer, and he is just very nice, very calm. she tried to get on the record that he was getting upset, and he was not getting upset. it's that kind of conservative that will go out on a limb on an issue that some people say it is
going to cost us something politically. he is going to push the envelope to get us there. the best example of his full spectrum conservatism is the comment from rush limbaugh. we are not going to worry about what rick santorum comes up with if we make him president. we know he will come down on the side of things the way we like to see them. will he go back to the way he was before? he has always been here with us. a lot of people have been waiting to see if he could have that electability. he is one of us and he agrees with us. his personal story, and this goes a lot toelectability. he talked a lot about it when he
did his speech at the caucus. his granddad came over from italy, worked in the coal mines. his father was a working man as well. he comes from that part of america, the working part of america. that sells very well to the electorate. the electorate wants to know there is someone who understands them, that has walked in their shoes, or at least on the same sidewalk they have walked on. the fact that maybe if you were very successful because you worked very hard, not just somebody who wonders how people became successful because their dad was successful. he has risen on his own merits. he went to law school and worked in private practice for a few years. then he got elected to congress, a smart, young guy. he was in congress for 20 years. then he got a chance to not be
in congress for the last few years. i think his personal story is one that very easily sold to those folks who don't concentrate on politics the way we do. this issue and that issue and how do they line up. they just look at the person and think, is this a good man, someone we should put in charge, or not someone we should put in charge? excuse me while i get a drink. i picked the wrong time to be silent. my favorite part of the argument for rick santorum. it is and electoral college vote. not how many people you can get for you to vote in the united states. these are state by state elections. if you can start off with the state that is generally a democratic state and couldn't in
the republican column, like ronald reagan did -- and put it in the republican column, you start off in a huge advantage. if we can take pennsylvania and put that in our column, that is a huge advantage. the obama administration recently talked about how they are planning on their reelection. it depends on the state's that went for john kerry in 2004. pennsylvania is right in there. you take pennsylvania and put in the republican column, that is going to be great. he started off his election career by winning in congressional district that was democrat, by working hard, going door to door. then he went beyond that and got elected to the entire state of pennsylvania. that tells you a lot.
that tells you he can hold his own in the big cities. he can win in those suburbs outside of philadelphia and pittsburg. those kind of folks will see the same thing and hopefully see him the same way those folks in pennsylvania saw him. that will give us a great advantage in winning the election come november. i am sure i have not done as great a job as rick santorum does himself. he speaks extremely well. i am impressed by the way he speaks in an inspiration away. he talked about the founding fathers and how we have to honor their work and go back to their intent and the freedom they have given us and how we are smothering ourselves with government excess. then he can sit down and talk to you one on one about the
intricacies of the federal budget, and which places we can actually go and save money. we all agree we have to make the federal government smaller. it would be great to have someone on day one that knows the federal budget and where to go and what proposals to bring forward that will worke. he has proven that he can work well both with republicans and democrats as well, to come to common ground. he explains how he got welfare , butm back in the 1990's he had to do that with the democratic president. they worked together on that. you see what is happening in washington right now and you think, how come there are not any people like that? what is the problem with them getting things done? at least we know there is somebody we can put up there who has been in that situation and got things done. that is rick santorum.
>> if you want to see him, saturday he is that the lawrence born in hollis at 2:00 p.m., according to the gop website. on monday he is that the riviera college at 3:30. i would be happy to answer any questions if i can, but i am sure you would much rather hear them from the candidate himself. i thought the board of education knew all the answers. >> since you worked with senator santorum for a while, i know he is a roman catholic, as i am. let's talk about foreign policy. all across the nation, and here in new hampshire, catholic pastors and bishops have been speaking out from the pulpit against war. the other thing is that if you
look at the rasmussen reports from last month, over 50 by% of the american voters believe we were wrong to attack iraq. 63% believe we should not be going back in case they get into trouble. 67% believe that we will not be successful in our military mission in afghanistan, and 75% of likely voters now believe that the united states should not become militarily involved unless it is to protect the security of the united states homeland. given both the pastoral side and also the very overwhelming evidence that the likely american voter opposes military intervention, do you feel that this will alter rick santorum is decision on foreign-policy as we move forward? >> the web understand his position is that the best way to avoid a war is to have a strong
sense -- strong stance and strong defense that would make anyone reluctant to cross our interest. i don't think that is contradictory to a position against war. if everybody knows you are not going to go to war, you are probably going to invite trouble. >> we have time for a few more questions. one in the back. >> [unintelligible] >> that is a specific question i do not know the answer to. [applause] >> our next speaker is someone that is well known to all of us.
center gary lambert, speaking on behalf of mitt romney. [applause] >> thank you very much for having me here tonight. i understand that ann romney was supposed to speak to you, and i feel privileged to speak to you. i know most of you in the audience, and being an elected official, you speak to your audience. what i am about to say is not the kind of thing i would normally say to democrats and independents, because i know who you are. i know how lot of you think. >> remember we are on live tv. >> i am here to convince you to vote for mitt romney. i know everybody out in this
audience is very astute. they know the candidates' positions. i would like to get right to the point. i know how this movie is going to end. mitt romney is going to be the nominee. with all due respect to all my friends out there, that is going to happen. the way i look at it, the sooner we can get it over with. in the end, guess who we are after? we are after barack obama. we have got to beat him and save our resources and get to that point. mitt romney has the best round game, the most money, and the polls say he is going to win. i know there are a lot of you out there that say the polls like. the polls are pretty good, and they say mitt romney has the best chance to beat barack obama. even a little guy like me, i ran
a poll during my senate campaign and it came out right on the money, the way it came out in the election. they are really good at doing polling now. pete is a good friend of mine. the last time he picked a fantasy candidate -- i just talked to ron paul supporter today, a great guy. he even knew ron paul was going to lose. i think ron paul said he was going to lose or thought he was going to lose. i don't get it. this is not about picking a favorite, not about picking someone you like or even someone with your own beliefs and principles. this is about picking a person that can be barack obama. -- that can beat barack obama. one of the main reasons i like mitt romney and support him,
being a senator who won in a democratic district, the first republican in 94 years, i can appreciate i who can beat the democrats, and that is who you need to get out there and convert democrats to vote for you, and especially those independents. that is not the group we have in here. that would be a different route. he appeals to the independent voter and certain democrats. i am going to spare all of that and all the details, but i will take any questions you might have, if i can answer them. yes, sir. >> [unintelligible]
you know lot of people in this room. i was hoping for a little bit more than why everyone is going to vote for romney and the process is already decided. that is not what i think the primary is about. there is a vetting process, and as important as the result is is the process for getting to the result. i think you diminish that with your comments, and i found it offensive. [applause] >> i am sorry about that. i will be more than happy to spend a half-hour with you offline. i have a limited amount of time up here. i have to pick up my son at basketball practice at 9:00. i understand, i apologize if i offended you or anyone else in any way, but i will tell you
this, i expect most people are paying attention to the issues and have almost made up their mind. this was more or less a time to tell republicans why they should vote for romney. >> i think representative price also has some comments. >> former representative, thank you very much. if i can pose it as a question to the senator, our economy is in trouble. our country is in trouble. we have 25 million people in this country who are unemployed. we have young people who are graduating from college and cannot get jobs. we have people who are working longer than they had hoped to work because their retirement funds are gone. we are in trouble. we have challenges, and i look
and ask you if you would agree that governor rahm these skills are uniquely suited to solve all our economic problems at this time, at this point in time. i look at him, he is a proven problem solver. whether you look at his business career, the 25 years he worked for private industry, whether you look at what he did with the olympics, or whether you look at what he has done as governor of massachusetts. he has gone into trouble and struggling ventures and unable to turn them around. in business, he created thousands of jobs. he took companies and reorganize them and turned out thousands of jobs. the olympics -- i read that book and that is when i first decided to support governor romney.
if you have time between now and tuesday, please read that book. this was an olympics that was filled with scandal. that had no sponsor set up. the thing was headed for trouble. he turned it around successfully, post-9/11. very successful olympic games. as governor massachusetts, $3 billion budget deficit. he cut taxes 19 times, built up at $2 billion rainy day fund. he has gone into trouble than struggling enterprises and turned things around. working with the other side, government in washington is gridlock. we need someone who can work with both parties and move the country for. we might not get everything we want. governor romney has shown that he can do that. he can win.
wouldn't you agree that his skill set is uniquely suited to the economic challenges that we face in our country? >> absolutely. i could not have said it better pam. you, tamp [applause] >> we have time for a few more. as another romney supporter, i would like to reinforce what she said, but no one like to point out another chapter in the book where he pointed out what he did in massachusetts with health care. if you read that chapter, you will see the details of what the situation was there, what he was trying to do, because the democrats had something a lot worse. he did with private intern's -- private insurance, with everybody putting some money
into these insurance plans, so that everybody had a little bit of skin in the game, if you will. that was another thing in that book that helped convince me to back mitt romney. i think if you have a chance, i reinforce what pam said. read that book and get a picture of the man that really can be obama. [applause] >> one more question. >> romney is a man of integrity, consistency, and honesty. >> absolutely. he does not change his values over time. >> people change their opinion on things. his core values have always been the scensame. his record is indicative of that. >> somebody that can change their position with the political winds, i feel like we
have had a lot of that in america. i feel like that is something that has put us where we are today. i am very cautious about somebody who is just another one of those people, just another person who changes their opinion with the wind. >> i would disagree with you. he does not change on a whim. that is not changing your core principles. >> obamacare you'd have to change with the wind. >> i can give you the talking points. we have heard them over and over again. the governor romney talked about this. it may not be good for the country. it is unfair to compare that.
we would not have done a countrywide. we know that. >> is a good for anyone? -- is it good for anyone? >> it seems to be working in massachusetts at least. >> i do think even if he ends of being the nominee, it makes them a better candidates. if the vote for the candidate, you never know. and he might change his position. it is viable for us. a get our ideas out there. it is viable for him as well. it makes them a better candidates. >> that is a good point.
from manyard supporters as well. i am about winning. you have to win. the name of the game is to beat barack obama. let's do what we have to do to get there as fast as we can. >> all right. thank you very much. >> just a few final things. one, a reminder that it is time for dos. -- for dues. dan richardson, is he still here? he is o utside. it is $10 for an individual, $15 for a couple. i do not think he can get much
better than that. he mentioned fund-raisers. we will be having than this upcoming year. we had redistricting. they will be different from what we are used to. the cause of the changing a bit on that. we need to be prepared. the democrats did not like as having the majority in the house. you can bet that they will be working overtime on this one. they will especially tried to, as it appears to be, there will be a lot of obama money coming in. there will be a lot of votes dors where the boat not mean much. we need to be prepared. we will have fund-raisers. we will also organize to make
sure we can deliver a for the republican side. we have heard from each of the candidates. the russell process, i have stayed neutral. i am still staying away and still i can get the voting booth. i do want to maybe share a few ideas. one skills that is being able to articulate your ideas in a way that is going to be compelling to the candidates. each of you who came up and spoke, you are motivated by your candidates. that is a good assessment. bear that in mind. the other thing is governance. which can government
effectively and in a way that is consistent with the constitution and our conservative principles? to contrast that, we have a president right now who, while the senate was still in session, made recess appointments to four positions, one of which is a position in an unconstitutional office he created. he has likened himself to the fourth best president. he did not include george washington. this is a man accused hubris and egotism combined with his dogmatic ideology has
so made yen and net that he does that recognize his own ineptitude. this is a president whose name in the future should be like jimmy carter's byword for the failed presidency. it should be an easy election for us to win. it won't be. we need to be able to point out those problems with obama. we need to pay eight candidates that can -- a candidate that can draw that conclusion. think about you can run. that is really the core idea that all of us has to go with.
>> [inaudible] >> our next meeting is february 9. the speaker will be -- >> kevin smith. >> both great guys. we look forward to having them. the other big target is taking back the governor's office. we cannot guarantee having 75% majorities and cannot take another 42 years of who are the democrats putting up a? they are awful. so. [applause] we need to make sure they're not elected. thank you for coming. i am sure these targets that are still here would be happy to meet with you -- the sarah gets
-- surrogates that are still here would be happy to meet with the. thank you to all those 22 and n. -- happy to meet you. thank you to all of you who tune d in. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> c-span throw to the right house coverage continues from new hampshire in a few moments with a town hall meeting with presidential candidates new talking grit. then a meet and greet event with rick santorum. later, a primary coverage from manchester. >> tomorrow we will discuss the economic issues in the new hampshire primary with charles arlinghsaus. you can come and -- call in with your questions.
we'll be joined by the university of new hampshire's director andy smith with details on the state's demographics. "washington journal" through next tuesday from new hampshire at 7:00 a.m. eastern. several covering candidates event live in new hampshire. jon huntsman will be in concord at 9:00 a.m. eastern. you can see that on our companion network, c-span2. here on c-span, you'll be able to call it a question that newt gingrich -- with your question is for newt gingrich. will be led a 7:00 p.m. eastern from the university of new hampshire with an event with ron paul. >> we appreciate your help.
>> thank you very much. thank you. >> our you again? >> tuesday night. thank you so much perri. my semibreve. >> the road to the white house coverage takes you on the campaign trail with the candidates. but thank you for being here we appreciate that. >> how will you do with the stalemate? >> which the coverage of the new hampshire primary on the c-span television and on our website "q c-span.org. >> the gop presidential candidate newt gingrich's last campaign stop on thursday was in meredith, new hampshire for a tea party sponsored town hall
meeting. this is 1.5 hours. [inaudible conversations] >> good evening, everybody. great crowd, great turnout. i am one of the coal leaders of the lakes region tea party. it is excited to -- it is exciting to be here and to host this event and i want to thank you for coming. i want to thank the team for making this all possible. it is amazing. earlier in the evening, i had the opportunity to be interviewed by two different international press people. their questions were kind of fascinating. it tied into why newt is here tonight and why the turnout is so big. one of the questions is, what is the attraction? what makes him a viable
candidate? i thought, if you pay attention, these are international correspondents and i do not expect them to be tuned in all the time to the u.s. think about newt. i said, "this is a unique time in our country's history. i am going to pull a line from michele bachmann. this election, this is the one we have to get it right. we cannot make a mistake. or partly, this election -- more importantly, it is not about newt gingrich.
it is not about mitt romney, ron paul, or rick santorum. this is about beating obama. -- beating obama. candidates,t the let's look at newt." we have a financial crisis that if we do not solve it now, and this next term, it could spell the bankruptcy of our country. we need a candidate that understands international politics. we need a candidate that understands fiscal policy. we need a candidate in these horribly partisan * that can work with both sides as best as possible. we need a candidate who is conservative. i would like to introduce to you the next president of the united states, newt gingrich. [applause] ♪
>> i forgot to say one other thing before i hand over the mike. anybody for the meet and greet if you would line up on the left-hand side of the room because we're making the flow go in this direction. we want everyone to line up there. mr. speaker, it is all yours. >> this is quite a turnaround. i am very impressed. i want to thank all of you. as a former teacher, it is unnerving to have people directly behind you. i will count on you to keep them under control. no spitballs, you got it down, right. i am thrilled that all of you have come out this evening. i am grateful. i want to share a couple of things. running for president is very odd. you have all this attention from our friends in the media and all that stuff.
the way the system really works, you're supposed to say things that are automatically understood by everybody who -- it is scripted and you repeat maniacally 4622 times. anything else gets complicated. i will tell you a story about new hampshire. i got involved in doing education for them. i am thrilled that we have a number of young people here. that is what this should be about. this is about their future, their country. what we're going to do with the decisions will make. this may be the most important election in our lifetime. eight years of barack obama will wreck the country and we need to stop the decay as fast as we can. you are allowed to clap. [applause]
one of the approaches i have taken, i talked about re- introducing the work ethic and in 1607 in jamestown, work was part of being american. captain john smith was approached by several aristocrats who said we have paid our way over here and you cannot make this work. he said, you're right. under the contract i cannot make you work. this is a new world. in this new world, there are limited resources. therefore, while i cannot make it work, if you do not work, you will not eat. sort of the opposite of communism. they came back and said, this work thing. we have a new interest in it. and from that point on, workers
at the heart of the american ideal. -- work was at the heart of the american ideal. we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. an active term. i said a few weeks ago, i thought it would be good, particularly in the poorest neighborhoods to try to find a way to help poor children have a chance to learn the work habits and learned a bright patterns. i was affected by an article i read 20 or 25 years ago by joe klein which described janitors. they start at a higher salary than the teachers. the peak pay for school janitors is higher than the peak pay for teachers. it is an example of union power. the first thing that came back was the left, which responded to me about the way they had to senator moynihan when he first discussed these ideas and they were shocked.
he was a liberal democrat so he was in double crumble -- trouble because he was a traitor to the idea. it was too hard to ask them to be independent. just relax and we the government will define their lives. it came back that newt gingrich wants to attract children into being janitors. janitors do really dangerous work, why did you want to risk these kids being killed? i am not making this up. klein knew where this had come from. we went back and got the article. we figured out if you kept the head jenna chair to be in charge of everything that was hard, if you would take one janitor preschool and for one janitor per school, you could hire 20 or 30 kids at $3,000 each.
it would reduce dropouts. some could work in the front office or cafeteria and some could push a broom or mop a floor. my younger daughter wrote me this note. had i forgotten her first job was at first baptist in georgia and she had cleaned out the toilets and it taught her the value of earning money. she took pride in what she was doing. it was part of learning how to
work. we have two grandchildren. they're learning how to work. it is an interesting model. maggie wrote me on her new ipad. where did you get a new ipad? she said i have been saving everything i earned until i could afford it. this was -- not her parents get. this was her ipad. it is true that she negotiated how much doing the dishes was worth and she negotiated -- nonetheless. she is learning. a young man of 16 years old name began in manchester who has ian's wicked good donuts. i just did a column this week. i do a weekly newsletter that goes out for free. this week's column was on ian. he is 16. he started ian's wicked good ? at 11.
his father found this an expensive down a machine. they decided this would be a good thing to learn how to do. his father was excited. ian got two local restaurants that became customers every morning for fresh doughnuts. he found local fruit stands in the summer and became customers for doughnuts. it can imagine how this bill. his father has all level of excitement. -- a level of excitement. for the first time he can drive and deliver his own doubts. -- don that's -- doughnuts. i put at the bottom, if you have a story about someone who started early, send it to me. i said, this is exactly what i am trying to explain to people. would you write your story?
most of the newsletter was written by ian and it is historic. he thinks he will earn enough to put himself through college without borrowing money. i am a candidate because i believe what is wrong with america is deeper than politics and vastly more than barack obama. we need to have a conversation that drives at how fundamental the change needs to be. we need to have the courage to go out and talk to everybody in every neighborhood about an america that works. and what that america is like. i will take a symbol and i will have food stamps versus paychecks. president obama is the most effective food stamp president in american history.
no president has put more people on food stamps that obama. this is not an attack. it is a statement. it is not negative, it is a fact. i would like to be the best paycheck president in american history. [applause] i look at these young people and i think, it would be better for them to grow in a world where they actually had a job and earn a paycheck and more independent than to grow in a world where there were unemployed and had to take food stamps and were dependent. this is a fundamental cultural question. because once you decide that work is at the center of the american experience, many of the things -- other things come out of it. you decide and i do not want to lose them, you decide that young people have to do homework.
the second half is important. it is work. they have to do homework because if you will compete with china and india and korea, you have to know something. which means you have to go back to the schools and reinstates the idea that the schools are about learning. they're not about self-esteem as a gift. there are about self-esteem as something you learn. there are not about socialization, there are about to education. -- they are not about self- esteem as something you learn. they are about education. you have to drop this thing where if you tell friday he is not good enough -- freddie if he is not good enough -- [applause] if you got in trouble with the teacher you got in trouble with your parents for getting in trouble with the teacher. if you said to freddie he was not doing right he would -- and they would threaten to see you because you have harmed his
psyche. if he gets a diploma he cannot read, you have ruined his life. why do you not boroughs his psyche a little bit and get him to learn how to read? -- bruise his psyche a little bit and get him to learn how to read? we have a cultural conversation with any political campaign about a government which ought to be designed to reinforce the right culture. not the wrong culture. this is why this is the most important election in our lifetime. we are currently on a road toward a european style secular bureaucratic socialist model that is profoundly wrong. if the founding fathers were shipped and influence by adam smith's great works, theory of moral virtue and the wealth of nations, the president issued by to works -- is shaped by two works. the notion that people who work
for their interest collect -- create a collective interest. there is an invisible hand that is smarter than any government. these are fundamentally antithetical visions of the world. i was fortunate to have banned the job creator twice. in 1978, 1979 i worked with jack kemp and others in developing the supply side economics. it is a simple model. you want sound money, lower taxes, less regulation, more american energy, and you want to praise the people with the courage to create jobs. [applause] notice that this cookbook is the opposite of obamaism.
sound money, inflation. bernanke is doing and pouring money out of the federal reserve. it is dangerous. lower taxes, higher taxes. less regulation, more regulation. more american energy, anti- american energy. praise for the people who create jobs, class warfare. is it any wonder this administration is such a mess? their core formulas are performing wrong. i probably should not say this but i cannot help myself. i saw the president today. did anyone see the picture? the president getting in a volt? he -- i will get to that.
do not get ahead of my story. i -- there is this scene. if you watch cable news, the repeat every half-hour so you can pick up 10% and by the end of the day you have got all that. at some point, obama goes as part of his greenness to jump in a volt. they had this picture of him getting in the car and underneath it talks about how all the volts are being recalled. it is a pity we cannot recall him along with the volts. [applause]
if a defective car is bad, what about a defective president? anyway, this is the two models. i am an historian. i am an historian in large part because imitation is cheaper than invention. this is sort of like how people develop cookbooks. on the left, you have this model. it is technically true. if you leave and a guy in the freezer long enough, it will become hard. -- an egg in the freezer long enough, it will become hard. if you boil it for a while, both produce hard eggs. this one is dumb. if you elect a left-wing academic becomes impossible. let me give you an example
based on historic fact. there are too terrific examples. first is jobs. what is the result of sound money, lower taxes, less regulation, praise for job creators? ronald reagan cuts the unemployment rate in half. in august 1983, we create 1,300,000 new jobs. if you take the reagan recovery over our current population, you would be 25 million jobs in seven years. after reagan we have two tax increases. the economy stagnates. i get elected speaker. we go back to the first tax credits in 16 years and the capital gains cut and unemployment drops. we create 11 million new jobs. these are pretty straightforward experiments. they work. we had to experiment in left- wing economics. jimmy carter, who created 13% inflation, 22% interest rates, rising unemployment at 10.8% and the gasoline rationing
program in which a good bass -- by gasoline every other day -- buy gasoline every other day. a good friend of mine was 13 the year. every morning, his father would send him out back with a screwdriver to make sure the right license plate was on a hard -- the car that needed gassing. now, i drive from that the following test you can give your neighbors whether they're liberal or conservative. if you learn the government has done something dumb enough that we're teaching 13-year-old how to break rules, and if you are conservative you say we have to change the regulation because it is stupid. say,u're a liberal, you this is why we need a license plate police at every gas
station. it is about coercion. imposing your will on a free people. that is the context in which this election is going to be held. the first is, we know historically for fact if you follow these goals, sound money, lower taxes, less regulation, more american energy, and praising the people who create jobs, you will have a boom of employment in the united states. therefore, i am running on a ticket to go to -- if you go to newt.org, there is this program. you take the cookbook that works, not the one that fails. let me give you a second historic example. if you want to save social security, you want to allow
young americans to have the right to choose a personals social security savings account. everybody who wants to can stay in the current system. you are not making them leave. you are saying, how would you like to take your half of the personal tax part of the social security tax and put it directly into a savings account you will control. no politician will control it. barack obama will not be able to say as he did i may not be able to send you a check. this is no longer a theory. we have historic evidence from two places. galveston, texas, and july -- chile. i met with the head of the chilean operation. he was the original creator of this model. here are the facts. if you allow people at 16, 17, 18 or 11 to start putting away
the tax part of what they're doing, it builds compound interest for their entire working lifetime. you are saving for a minimum of 50 years. compound interest over 50 years means you end up with two or three times much money as in the current transfer group. in a bad year, you still have more money than the base line social security system. both models guaranteed you would never drop below the minimum social security pattern. in 30 years in chile, they have never written one check. there is a couple of secondary effects. it means when you are saving, you are building up your own personal stake. because of the way social security works, if you die before you retire, all the
money you paid goes to the government. none of it is in the state. the group that hurts most is african-american males because they have the shortest life span and the least money -- likely to get their money back. this would do more to help african-american males than any other group. second, the -- martin feldstein at harvard estimates if you allow people to voluntarily to opt in and the social security actuary, the person who does this analysis estimated you would have 95% to 97% of people opt in because the returns are massively better. in one generation you eliminate 50% of the wealth inequality in the u.s. every single worker becomes an investor and a saver.
you have little -- this does not count any second order effects because they learn the value of compound interest and it is fun to have savings bill that. you have a bigger effect that i am describing. when you have that level of saving every single year, the amount is enormous. in chile, the social security savings are 70% of the annual economy. so big that they allow people to invest part of it overseas because the economy cannot absorb it all. as compared to our current indebtedness, let's think about the difference. finally, he estimates by the end of this cycle, the first generation, the economy is $7 trillion or $8 trillion bigger annually. that is reinvested into the economy and creates more jobs at that much higher salaries are works in a circle.
you are saving so you're getting a bigger buildup and that is being invested. you can have more savings. this becomes an awkward spiral of relative wealth. the thing that is great about this -- i am not describing a theory. when people start -- talked about it was a theory. i am describing to places where it works. galveston and chile. everybody wants to stay in the current system, you are safe. i would take social security off budget. it will never again be hostage to politicians playing games. i would put it back as a trust fund and i would say, no consideration of the debt ceiling would block it. it has the money, it should pay the money and the politicians ought to keep their hands off it. [applause] let me ask you one thing about new hampshire.
we are looking at developing a program for veterans where we would build a veterans clack in the north country that would be connected with telehealth so you could get sophisticated diagnostics. we're expanding benefits to get care without having to go to boston. we're looking to use a local doctor or hospital. we should not require veterans in mid-winter to drive all the way from the north country to boston in order to be taken care of. [applause] let me ask you three quick questions. how many acute -- of you agree that the u.s. is very much on the wrong track right now? how many of you agree that fixing it is more than just barack obama, it includes the bureaucracy, the laws, the courts, the whole system has to be put back on the right track?
how many of you agree that if we win the election, the old order will fight us every day to stop us from getting it back? the reason i ask is that is the reason i am running. 60we're at 4% unemployment, in the middle east, i would not be running. i have already done this. as speaker, i have a wonderful time. and i had a pretty good private life and i was not getting beaten up and i was not having people try to embarrass me and i was not crisscrossing the country seven days a week. we have two grandchildren. 10 and 12. think about what kind of country are they going to
inherit? it is a mess. it is embarrassing. this last couple of weeks were worse than usual. i felt i had to run. i think i had to run. because i am the only place -- person in the race to has done this. i worked to shape an election and create a team effort. who brought the candidates together. we picked up the u.s. senate and we won six senate seats by a combined margin of 75,000 votes. and worked in a democratic house with tip o'neill as speaker and we got one-third of the democrats to vote to for the reagan tax program. we had not made it bipartisan. then it would not have passed. you could not pass it as a republican broker. i worked eight years with reagan on the defeat of the soviet empire. and when i got elected speaker in 1994, it was a team effort. we had members of the house show up -- sign up. it was a positive campaign and
design strategically to unify the american people. the largest one party increase in an off-year in 1994. 9 million additional public votes. 1 million fewer democratic votes. we took control. in 1993 -- we loaded on every single item in the contract. it is keeping our word matter. -- does keeping our word matter? i am the only candidate running who understands how to design national campaigns and understands how to implement real change want to get elected. we watched three years of an amateur. i think a conservative amateur or moderate amateur is not going to be dramatically better than a liberal amateur. it will be better than obama. the scale of change you describe will take a level of leadership that is amazing. it cannot be my leadership.
i tell every audience, i will not ask you to be for me. if you are for me, you'll vote and go home and say, i hope he gets it done. that is not possible. this is such a big mess that not even the president can get us out of the ditch by himself. i will ask you to be with me for the next eight years. i will ask you to be shoulder to shoulder with me, reminding congress every day, this is what we want to get done. reminding the governor and the state legislature, the township, the city council, the school board. i want you to be with me because we're going to make mistakes treated you cannot have changed on the scale and not make mistakes. excuse me. i want to build a social network so if you see as making a mistake, you let us know. if you see the world is changing and we do not get it, you let us know. if you have a better idea, let us know.
537 elected people are not that smart. they prove it every day. [laughter] five or 10 or 15 million americans could create a collective effort that would be amazing. finally, i want you to be with me for a fundamental reason. if we're going to implement the 10th amendment and reduce the bureaucracy in washington, are returning power back home, we have to grow citizenship to replace it. is that simple. -- it is that simple. two reasons i can be barack obama. the first, he is right to have $1 billion. he will use almost all that negatively. there are two ways to defeat someone who has that much resources. the first is, you have to design a campaign as we did in 1980 and 1984 and in '94. you have to design a campaign
where the two sides are this far apart. you want his billion dollars to fall in the middle. if you run a campaign that this is this close -- that it is this close, there will always be you. they can simply lie. when you campaign this far apart as to the carter discovered, even when they like it does not work. carter would say something false and the joke would be, there you go again and the country got it. food stamps, paychecks, anti- american energy, pro-american energy. you want things to be this far apart? i can design and implement a campaign like that. i am this person. i am a reagan conservative. i spent my entire career in the movement. i went to a cold water organizing meeting in 1964 and direct -- met with reagan in 1974. someone who comes out of a
moderate massachusetts background is by definition here. houri going to explain that romney -- how are you going to explain that romneycare isn't the same as obamacare? how are you going to explain the tax increases or not tax increases, there were called phase? an increase in new hampshire commuter tax, those are called tax increases. i voted against the reagan 1982 tax increases and the bush 1990 tax increase and the clinton tax increase. i have a pretty cheerful opposition, no. i could have served in the new hampshire legislature. i would have been miserable in massachusetts but i would have been fine in new hampshire.
i think -- you have to think about what are we trying to elect? you have to be able to win the debate. if you cannot win, you cannot beat obama. that is why because the issues are so big, as your nominee, i will challenge him to 73 our debates -- seven three-hour debates with a timekeeper but no moderator. i will concede in advance he can use a teleprompter. [laughter] after all, if you had to defend obamacare, wouldn't you want to use the teleprompter? i believe in the end he will agree to the debates. for three reasons. he announced in february 2007
in springfield, quoting lincoln, second, things like obama. how does he look in the mirror? gradual -- graduate of columbia. graduate of harvard law. editor of "the harvard law review." how does he look in the mirror and say to himself, i am afraid to debate some guy who taught at west georgia college? he is not going to do it? -- he is not going to do it. there is a third reason. unlike, the president -- unlike the president, i studied a lot of american history. lincoln had been out of auspice -- office for 10 years. he had been a state legislator. he went back home and was in private practice for 10 years. he is announcing against the most famous democratic senator and a probable next president.
he said there are 105 days left in the campaign, let's debate every day. douglas was very famous and said i do not think so. they knew each other very well. they served in the legislature today. lincoln picked up the pattern. wherever douglas went, lincoln would go 24 hours later and he would rebut the speech. after three weeks, douglas figured out the news coverage was linkedin's were bottle -- lincoln's rebuttal. he wrote lincoln, and said, all right. i won't go back to the two you chased me out of but the seven. these debates were covered very intensely. there were covered in every major newspaper in the north and many in the south.
lincoln had them printed up as a book and they were sold all over the country. there were a major rise -- part of his rise to present. if you will help me next tuesday and will vote for me and talk to your friends and neighbors between now and then, if i become your nominee, in the acceptance speech in tampa, if the president has not yet accepted the seven debates, i will announce that from that night on, the white house is my scheduler and wherever the president goes, i will show up for hours later -- four hours later and i will enter his speech anywhere in the country. -- answer his speech anywhere in the country. [applause] i have a hunch in the age of instant television that will take two weeks for them to decide to rethink it. one last example and i will
take questions. just to show you i believe in imitation more than invention. in 1979, 1980, reagan had a favorite saying. if your brother-in-law is unemployed, it is a recession. if you are unemployed, it is a depression. if to make carter is unemployed, it is called the recovery. you may hear that used later on this year in the general election with a different name than carter. you'll know from tonight where it started. it does sound to me like it fits barack obama's presidency pretty well. i look forward to your questions. [applause] let's see. yes, ma'am. she is bringing a microphone. >> i know you are.
i am a u.s. navy --[inaudible] right now as you speak to us, we have two sons of this nation serving in the middle east. as what bill clinton designated whereabouts unknown. it is more media friendly was his theory. they are pow/mia. if you are elected to the office of commander-in-chief, what steps will you take to account for those two children of this nation, and two, restore the pow-mia terminology and restoring the urgency to this situation? and if it is feasible, if it is
a feasible venture to negotiate with other countries for the safe return of american journalists and american hikers to the point they are escorted home by former presidents, is it not feasible to do the same for american military personnel, and because my personality is that of yours -- >> does that mean good? >> if you would actually give me an answer instead of the usual, i will look into it that i always get, since you are already a former speaker of the house, thank you very much, and i already know that you have been on board with former senator bob smith for years, you should already addressed this issue.
>> the answer is yes. i would move immediately, if we could do it by executive order, i would do it on the day i am sworn in and changed to a pow- mia category as of that day. it would happen the first day. i would establish a task force and ask bob who has been involved to help me put together a task force to seek out these two people and try to track down their whereabouts and their circumstances. i would make that a high priority. we should have an aggressive attitude about returning our young people when they are in situations like this. in some cases it may involve negotiating. in other cases it might involve a covert operation. i do not think we should leave a single american behind. we should not forget the people who served this country and i say that as the son of a 27-year infantryman who fought. [applause] thank you.
>> attacks on character are part of the political and media norm and they are affected. you have not followed this pattern since the campaign began. this is evidence that you are different. i heard greta tell you to be negative or you will not win. is this the media beating you for is she right? b - 4 be gone? >> we will see. i -- what happened was straightforward. people watched the debates and to talk to each other and there was a sudden burst. i ended up being the front- runner. i was pulling away to a degree if we had a month of it, we would have become the favorite. as you can imagine, several of
my competitors found that a frightening prospect. their response was to be dishonest. one of the ads running four pinocchios. how hard would you have to design and add to have four different pinocchios? the standard would be to take a picture of romney and have the nose grow. that would be a clever ad. gingrich is hitting back. that would be stupid. i am running because this is about these young people and about my two grandchildren. i'm going to run a campaign were the of my grandchildren. -- worthy of my grandchildren. if they have secret pacs, that
is up to the american people. i am not going to use those techniques because i could not govern if i use those techniques anymore then governor romney will be able to. you try to win the presidency with that kind of stuff, you have no reservoir of goodwill. you have no capacity to grow and in the end you cannot govern. george w. bush helped prove it in 2004. he john kerry in a bush's campaign where the boat was slightly better than the anti- bush vote and he tried to pass social security reform and he could not get off the ground because he had a 48% opposed from day one. i do not have any desire to run to be president. i have a desire to help the united states of america. i think i can help by being an honest citizen and telling the truth. i believe in the end we will
win doing that. i think we will do better in new hampshire that people expect because if you describe a massachusetts moderate and remind people of his record, they will go he is not a conservative. it is a joke for him to call himself a conservative. it is a skit. by the time we get to south carolina it will be clear that there is a real choice. you have a regular republican who is determined to run a campaign. i do not mind contrasts. these are issued based, public policy differences about things like liberal judges versus conservative judges. i am not going to attack him personally or lie about him. if that is the price of being president, i do not want it. it will not fix anything in washington. [applause]
way back there. he is coming to you. >> what would you do with the consumer protection you were elected? >> i would either overhaul it or get rid of it. if you watch the way it works right now, there are more the bureaucratic protection agency than they are the consumer protection agency. it increases your cost. there are things you wanted to check on. if you have a product that is defective and you have this common you want to have some place that is looking at this. you have a product that might become flammable.
you want to look at that. if you look at the steps they get into, it is absurd. i would review every agency. all of the bureaucracies are run amok. the pentagon, too. i am a hawk but i am a cheap hawk. i do not see any reason to accept waste in uniform than i should except waste in the civilian side. i very strongly favor strong america now. there is a gentle man here. he is coming to you right the second. >> my name is fiona. when you are president, what will your policy be toward china? >> to be as close to the chinese people as possible and as direct to the chinese dictatorship as possible and to make a distinction between the two. it is a dictatorship. at times it is overly
aggressive. i would want to rebuild the american economy and manufacturing. i would balance the budget and pay off the debt. i would want an american military that is recapitalized so the chinese government would have no illusions about to the dietary military power was. i would try to be as friendly and as open as possible. [applause] now over here. >> it is an honor to have you here. i am 22 years old. i am curious what hope you can give american in these dire times. the principle of rome was not built in a day. the problems will not be solved by one administration. i know many people are on their way out. it may be 10 years, but a lot of these people will have passed away. i say that respectively.
[laughter] >> that is certainly a level of optimism we have not had all day. can i suggest an ability to revise and extend his remarks to move forward? it is going to get worse. believe me. >> i'm not looking to defend myself. i am serious. in my age bracket, they say politics is something for old people. it seems like a lot of the issues are catered for them. what hope do i have as a hard- working and individual? what changes would you accomplish in washington that's what can be done in eight years that will affect the life i have yet to live and the one you have already lived? [laughter]
[applause] >> there are moments in this business where i am left speechless. let me suggest to you that if we had this meeting in 1859, a person might have asked that question and would not have occurred to them that in two years that they would be volunteering for the confederate army. if we had this in 1939, it would not have occurred to them that there was a world war on the edge and that it would change their life forever. i will give you a couple of
small examples. i have a very deep fundamental disagreement with congressmen ron paul about the threat of a nuclear iran. your friends may think that is an all persons concerned, but i suggest you look at the impact of a nuclear weapon going off in boston. you ask yourself how many of your friends might have moved to the boston area and be within the fallout range depending on which way the wind is blowing? would that be of concern or should we all the stupid until after it happens? if the street gets blocked, oil will jump about $200 a barrel.
we will have a worldwide de pression. why did and young people demand that their government to adopt an american energy policy so we have large reserves that we could whether the iranians being stupid without going into a depression? look at the young people that have built up student loans because they were suckered in by their government to borrow money as if they did not have to pay back. they continued to stay in classes. they did not work to pay for anything. they're now living with their parents. obama is allowing their parents to keep them on their interest until they are 26. the conservative government would have said with a better to get a job so you figure out insurance? would it to about from your parents -- wouldn't you like to move out from your parents? maybe we should have a work
study program so people do not get into the habit of borrowing money they cannot repay. these issues are directly relevant to your generation. one more. this guy right here. >> good evening. it is a real pleasure to have you here. >> are you going to suggest anything about how soon we are passing away? >> [inaudible] >> i'm not sure i can take two in a row. >> in terms of national security, i performed in a club in fort lauderdale, florida at one time. a good friend of mine performing there with us, every time he went by a particular
fellow that was sitting up front, he said "that guy there, i get such a feeling of evil about him." about for five weeks later we saw him up on the television. this fellow felt the evil. it was muhammed atta. there are people out there in our general area. we don't know who they are. we have to keep our guard up. thank god for people like you that are going to support us.
i do have a question. what would be your stand as far as our role in the un? there has been a lot of discussion about reducing our role. >> i co chaired with the center george mitchell. we reviewed it intensely. it is amazingly bureaucratic. it is very correct. -- corrupt. the assembly is dominated by tiny dictatorships. we tolerate it. if i were to become your president, every ambassador will have as one of their top three or four items getting the vote of the country they are assigned to. we will start developing a relationship of on democracies to have an alternative system. i will cut out a substantial amount of american money. it is such a corrupt system. it is important for us to understand how much it is a vehicle of anti-america and anti-israeli propaganda. we do not need to tolerate it.
there are 2300 counties. you could suggest the odd to get a vote because they mostly have larger populations. we currently have the united states outvoted by fiji. what it leads to is that the most cynical nation's absolutely operate with no moral compass. this is a very serious problem. you have to take it seriously. i am for very aggressively taking on the system corruption and the anti-american ideology and insisting on deep comprehensive change. one of the hardest jobs i will nominate is an ambassador to the un who will find themselves engaged in constant conflict, forcing the system to change in taking it head on. it is a very important topic.
i am thrilled you are here. i want to ask you to vote on tuesday for me. i want to ask you to talk your friends and neighbors. i think we could have a surprisingly good result by tuesday. when you see the gap between the values of a reagan conservatorship, there is a real chance we will gain strength. i really appreciate your help in talking to your friends and neighbors. we'll get a chance for every single one of you to talk to me. i look forward to it very, very much. thank you. [applause] [song "independence day" playing]
>> my friend and i go to the university up the road. economics is one of my major concerns. >> you want regulation. >> i appreciate more funding toward organizations like that. >> their problems are deeper. >> thank you. 45% of all the ads are third taxes. we were gaining ground. i made a mistake and iowa.
there were all learning and going on line. i have one specific request for you. psychological association covers internships and practicums for everybody in country. they limit it to people who go to accredited schools. all the universities are on line. the only reasons why they will not approve it is because it is an online school. if you are president, work from the top down and try to change that. >> thank you. >> i loved your talk. i loved your message. >> we wanted to get a picture with you.
i know you have to be very tired. thank you. you've got my health. >> thank you. good luck. i am very much for its. >> thank you. what do you want to do about the nasa program? >> i want to liberate it from the bureaucracy. it is a very experimental and exciting program. >> thank you. >> she is one of 63 kids across the country. she has the aspiration to be an astronaut. >> thank you.
>> thank you so much for coming. >> i believe in the second amendment. there is a group deliberately lying about it. thank you. >> best of luck. >> thank you. >> we have an optional flat tax and our proposal and an outline of how we can go through a process to consider it a fair tax. >> i love it. >> thank you very much. i really appreciate your help on tuesday.
why is it that whenever anyone talks about the immigration issue, why do they seem so against the concept of building a wall? >> i do not know. i am willing to. >> i've been to the great wall of china three times. it impressed me as effective. >> we're going to come tomorrow night. >> thank you. >> thank you and the lead. >> i want to thank you for coming to new hampshire.
payments. i think we have to find a way to dramatically reduce this. if you look at mexico, it is a nightmare. >> thank you so much. you have my vote on tuesday. >> thank you. >> hi. we are new hampshire residents. we used to play tennis together. >> it is good to see you. i love to have your help on
>> i am very refreshed that you do not do political speeches. you did that before any do that now. i appreciate that. >> thanks. >> you are trying to do great. >> you are about the only politician that i trust. a lot yet people my age do not know how important this is. >> hopefully, my answers will help. >> i hope so. it is important. >> talk to your friends. i plan on it.
>> i have one of these coughing fits. lehman question is, would you be in favor of voter favored initiative at the federal level? >> i would favor creating some kind of an issue. i would like to leave this with you. >> i wonder if you would bring it up? >> i will look at it. hello. >> hello, mr. president.
>> no. not yet. >> a question for you is about education. we're in the process of setting up a classical christian school and coming up with prospects from folks are being asked to pay significant tuition as well as tithing to the churches and paying their taxes. how are you planning to handle the issues of school choice when it comes to all children? >> this is a state level view. if parents wanted the money to you, that is fine. they have very aggressive programs where schools come up. i would shrink it dramatically and reduce almost all regulations.
i saw a debate were all seven nominees were as a question. we do take the deficit reduction? capital gain seats to be 20 -- gain is used to be 20%. why would you take that? >> when you raise capital gains, you lose money. people just quit taking gains. >> even if you went to reagan levels? >> yes. it costs you money. we are and overspent country. reagan said in 82 that he got none of the spending cuts. my disbelief in congress is so deep. we did this while cutting taxes.
this is all we're doing. i would like to see the president do it immediately to everybody. then you pick out who really deserves it. we would save billions and billions. >> thank you. we need your help tuesday. >> we have to a four obama. >> i am glad you are running. >> talk to all your friends. >> thank you. >> keep up the good work.
>> hello. thank you for being here. here you go. great. good. we need your help. >>i spoke to you. you are a historian. you talk about lincoln a lot. he took all his competitors and formed his cabinet with advantages. so many people like on candidate. what is the probability of a candidate such as yourself taking people?
>> thank you. you are going to give the whole country a history lesson. >> i just want to thank you for not going negative. it is nice to know what you are for instance of everything negative about somebody else. >> i was surprised to see the poll that shows you second behind mitt romney. why do you think it is not translating?
>> it was translating until the ads. it changes the game. there's no question that was translating in iowa. in states we can afford to buy enough ad money, this is the first time mailing out the contrast between them. if you watched these audiences, it is pretty effective. >> how you run a national campaign to take advantage of the fact that your second in national poll? >> you don't. in the end, you are running one state at a time. it does give you a residual influence.
that is part of what is happening. i am the only national conservative candidate. we laid out a base. romney has 25% after years of campaigning. 3/4 of the party said no. i think he will have a hard time getting 50%. >> do you think you can turn that corner? collects we're going to try to draw a very sharp contrast between a reagan conservative and a massachusetts margaret --- moderate. those are facts. it will be difficult for mitt romney to break out.
the mayor, ted gatsas. why should new hampshire hold the first primaries in the nation? guest: this is the only place that people come to the might be little known and make a big jump into the national limelight. i look back to jimmy carter when he first came here. nobody knew who he was. he went to a country store. he went in and said, "i'm jimmy carter." "jimmy who?" so you can come to new hampshire with very little funds. it is not about the media. people want to meet you. as you campaign, you'll see people standing on street corners with signs and waving. that is a tradition here in new hampshire. just waiting to people as they go by -- just waving to people.
host: we are in the primary room in city hall. there is a question about whether retail politics matters. guest: it matters in new hampshire because there are a lot of issues out there. there's not one burning issue. the burning issue across the country is jobs. they want to make sure someone is coming to them about retaining their jobs or creating new jobs. they will say, how much can you guarantee that i'm not losing my job? getting up on the airwaves and advertising is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't give you an opportunity to meet the people.
host: what is alike to be a voter in new hampshire -- what is it like? guest: when the political ads jump on the airwaves, the prices go up. you could tell that people were not buying a lot of air time before iowa. host: and if that will increase. describe the new hampshire voter, specifically the manchester voter. guest: there is a great diversity in this community. 80 different languages being spoken at a school that mitt romney spoke at yesterday. we have people coming in from all countries that sell all right here in manchester. we have to find a way -- i
asked the current administration about waiving test scores for people from other countries and i have not heard back from the administration. host: you have endorsed governor romney. guest: i have. we are a resettlement committee for refugees. we settle about 60,000 communities and have about 200 to 300 people that are settled here on a regular basis. we have great diversity in this community. they may not be the tech-savvy people as today. facebook and everything else. you still need to get to people
that don't have the ability to get to the polls. host: who can vote? guest: you can vote in a primary on the democratic side and on the republican side. independents can go went and reclaim their independence. host: you were at the mccain event yesterday when he endorsed mitt romney. tell us what happened. guest: there was a lot of excitement when senator mccain came in. he noticed me and said, "you're here?" i endorse senator mccain and he was hoping i would bring the same lot to the mitt romney campaign. i look forward to the race and mitt romney being the next
president of the united states. host: mayor ted gatsas, thank you very much. >> seized? audrey rowe to the white house coverage continues from new hampshire with rick santorum's meet and greet. more coverage from manchester in about a half hour. supporters of the candidates speak at an event this evening. we are covering several canada events tomorrow in new hampshire. john hodgman will be in concord at 9:00 a.m. eastern. you can see that on c-span2. here on c-span, you will be able to call in with your questions for newt gingrich. he will join us from dartmouth medical school. we will be live at 7:00 p.m. eastern from the university of
new hampshire with ron paul. you can follow our coverage of this year, the campaign online at c-span.org/campaign2012. see video of their views on the economy, the deficit, national security. you can click on the links for c-span media partners for the new hampshire primary next tuesday and south carolina's primary on the first. gop presidential candidate rick santorum stopped at a diner in new hampshire thursday. a little more than 30 miles north of manchester. he spoke with customers for about half an hour.
>> we have a bunch of restaurants. thanks for coming. >> thank you very much. >> congratulations on iowa. >> it is a great country, is it not? >> you did well. >> thank you. >> hello. how are you? >> is doing well. "congratulations on iowa. great job. >> can we get a picture with your? -- with tubyou?
>> just because you are eating does not mean you can ask a question. i have to talk to voters. >> i listened to you in iowa, and that is exactly what i wanted to hear for so many years. take care of that beautiful family of yours. good luck to you. >> thank you. it is so kind of you to come. >> good to see you again. >> you sign better than most lawyers. >> thank you. [unintelligible]
>> we are so banged up. [laughter] [unintelligible] >> all from maryland? what are you doing here? >> we came to see you. >> good. >> i was in [unintelligible] when i was growing up as a kid we used to hate for -- i used to pay to the browns, but now i just feel bad for them. >> you are so mature. how are you?